André Credit is known around the world as a versatile conductor,
arranger, composer, performer, and educator. He was a conductor
of the Chicago Children's Chorus for several seasons, and has
taught music within the Chicago, Oregon, and New York School Districts.
In 2003 Mr. Roosevelt A. Credit was guest conductor for the Orange
County Elementary School Music Festival and guest conducted the
Minisink Valley Central School District Chorus. In 2005 Roosevelt
André Credit conducted the Rockland County All City High
School Chorus of New York. Roosevelt was a presenter at the American
Choral Directors Association North Central Division Convention
Immersion Day, where he spoke on “Ethnic Vocal Techniques
in Spirituals and Gospel music. He was also a featured soloist
during the “Movements of Peace” concert, directed
and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Conspirare.
Roosevelt is the conductor of the gospel choir at The Nightingale
Bamford School of New York. He is also a member of the “Kid
Project” of New York that focuses on the educating students
about kids with disabilities through the arts.
is a four time winner of the prestigious ASCAP Award. He has had
several of his arrangements performed by various groups including
the Chicago Children's Chorus, Riverside Inspirational Choir,
Saint Peters Chorus, ACDA Reading Choir, The Downtown Music at
Grace Chorus, and many others groups and summer festivals through
out the United States. Roosevelt Andre Credit is the author of
Ol’ Time Religion, an anthology of ten
spirituals written or arranged by him for solo voice and piano,
in addition to various arrangements for chorus.
received his Bachelor Degree from Oregon State University in Music
Education. He obtained Master of Music in Voice, and a Master
of Music in Conducting, both from Northwestern University.